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Have you mastered the Large Streams?

Good afternoon from the New and Improved “Views from the Jumpseat” site. We appreciate your patient as we build a new and improved jumpseat site.  As we build this site reflecting the views of all the street level firefighters it seems like we all have seen an increase in the amount of defensive attacks made on […]

Hoarder without Boarders

Good evening from the jumpseat.  As I try to unlock the lid that has firmly planted it’self on my brain I wanted to give a shout out to some folks that have reached out to me.  After the past year and half of researching Fires in Hoarded conditions my amazement keeps growing.  I had no […]

Situational Awareness in Hoarder Homes

 Here is a Guest article from SAMATTERS.COM Introduction from Dr. Gasaway: I want to take this opportunity to introduce the Situational Awareness Matters community of readers to an associate and good friend of mine, Firefighter-Paramedic Ryan Pennington with the Charleston (WV) Fire Department. Ryan has been conducting extensive research on the epidemic problem of emergencies […]